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Office of General Counsel

Office of General Counsel
Kansas State University
111 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS  66506

785-532-5603 fax

Associate/Assistant General Counsel

Kansas State University invites applications for the position of Associate or Assistant General Counsel. The successful candidate will perform legal research, client counseling, internal dispute resolution, policy review and development, contract review and negotiation, legal presentations and training seminars, litigation, and other duties concerning the full array of legal issues arising in the context of higher education. The successful candidate will provide advice and representation to University administrators on issues including employment matters, discrimination, constitutional rights, tort liability, contracts, corporations, real estate, tax, intellectual property, immigration and other legal matters. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

For more details, see Description of Responsibilities (PDF)

Minimum qualifications

  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • 5 years of law practice
  • Admission to practice in Kansas or eligibility to seek immediate admission
  • Superior academic record
  • Demonstrated exceptional research, writing and oral skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Initiative and intellectual curiosity
  • Strong work ethic and professional integrity
  • Ability to handle shifting priorities and multiple, demanding projects
  • Excellent judgment, attention to detail, organization, timeliness and follow-through
  • Ability to relate well to University personnel
  • Good skills as a team member
  • Related work experience, such as substantial and focused experience in one or more of the following:
    • Higher education law
    • Employment law (including FMLA, ADA, discrimination, and similar issues)

Preferred qualifications

  • 3 or more years of higher education law practice

Kansas State University is a public doctoral research institution with over 24,000 students and over 5,400 faculty and staff, located in the picturesque Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, approximately 120 miles west of Kansas City. Manhattan is a city of over 50,000 offering an exceptional quality of living, with excellent schools and diverse cultural and social activities.

Applications are encouraged by July 7, 2016 and will be considered until the position is filled. Applications must be made through K-State Human Capital Services.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. A background check is required prior to hiring.